|Reviving Activisim for the New Century - William F. O'Brien|
Lynwood Bartly, Don Cooney and Dr. Ron Kramer are on hand to greet visiting activist Frida Barranger to the show. She is here to speak at Western Michigan university. She tells all about what it means to be raised and live and Activist's life.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Activism,Frida Barrenger
|Critical Issues Alternative Views 1-4-2013 - Daniel Smith|
Panel discussion by Lynnwood Bartley, Ron Kramer, Leigh Ford, and Don Cooney. Subject matter is the fiscal cliff and the phony debt crisis.
Keywords: fiscal cliff austerity critical issues alternative views
Dr. Gary J. Dorrien of Kalamazoo College join the panel to discuss his (Now released) book, IMPERIAL DESIGNS, relating how the Neo Conservatives have had the Iraq war plan since 1992, and relating to todays events.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Iraq.NeoCons; Imperial Designs; Critical Issues Alternative Views
|The Peoples Mandate - William F. O'Brien|
Our panel discusses the new direction the country has gone in by electing Demcorats to the house and the senate. Dr. Don Cooney hosts the show. This show cannot be sold, but may be aired on not for profit channels like Public Access,Educables and PBS.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Critical Issues,Democrats,Elections,Progressive,Michigan
|NeoCons and the Media(2)|
Col. Ogden Jones visits the panel and forcasts a grim future for the National Guard. Also visiting is Mitchell Szczepenczyk from Chicago Indymedia and Chicago Media Action.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Media; NeoCons; Iraq; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Media
|CI.82 Crime and Punishment|
The panel, led by Lynwood Bartley discusses the woes of the Republican Party in the face of the Libby indictment and the DeLay and Plame cases
Keywords: Critical Issues; Plame; DeLay; Libby; Fitzgerald; Kalamazoo; Alternative views
|Looking Ahead with Hope - William F. O'Brien|
Taped on Dec. 29, 2006. Saddim Housein was being hanged as we spoke, President Ford was taken to Washington D.C., and a new year approaches. Our panel is Lyn Bartley, host, Dr. Don Cooney and Dr. Elke Schoffers round out the group
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues-Alternative Views,Housein,Ford,new congress
|CI.79 Empty Promises, Deadly Incompetence|
Col. Ogden Jones returns to talk about Bush's folly in Iraq and the devistating cost in live with NO timetable to get our of that Country.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Alternative Views; Iraq; Bush; Incompetence; Kalamazoo; Michigan
|Pirates and Hypocrites Critical Issues #117 - William F. O'Brien|
Critical Issuses #117 continues the ongoing discussion of the Iraq war, questioning the reasoning for not put forth a timeline for the US pull out, especially when the people had spoken at this last election. Joining Lyn for this show is the rest of the panel, Dr. Ron Kramer, Dr. Don Cooney, Elke Schoffers,Ph.D and Leigh A. Ford, Ph.D. all from the faculty of Western Michigan University.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Iraq,Bush,Falwell,Congress
|Critical Issues 2 15 2013 - Daniel Smith|
Critical Issues - Alternative Views is a panel discussion show produced at the facilities of Public Media Network in Kalamazoo, Michigan.This 2/15/2013 edition is a discussion by Ron Kramer and Lynnwood Bartley about President Obama's State of the Union Address given in January 2013.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views Kalamazoo State of the Union
|Trying to Make Sense of the Bailout - William F. O'Brien|
Elke Schoffers, Ph.d hosts this show. The discussion is once again on the bailout and the budget. The Republican budget had no numbers, reminiscent of the last Bush Administration. Once again the lobby run Republicans are acting as obstructionists on any forward movement by the progressive government. We then talk about the Afghan war and the environment. Joining her is Leigh A. Ford, Ph.d, Dr. Ron Kramer and Don Cooney all faculty of Western Michigan University.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Green,alternative power,Republicans,budget
|Local Organizing is the Key - William F. O'Brien|
Lynwood Bartley leads the conversation with Don Cooney in this one. They talk on many subjects from the nit picking right wing comentators to Gitmo. They also talk about the new Supreme Court Justice Nominee. It is a stimulating program
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Right Wing,media,Obama,Sobamayer
|The_Fall_of_The_Republican_Empire Ep. 81|
The Bush administration has hit several legal snags that now make his administration ineffective. Panel participants are Elka Schoffers, Dr. Ron Kramer, Leigh A. Ford Ph.d and Donald Cooney all from Western Michigan University.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Politics; Bush; Inept; President; Cheney; Rove; DeLay
|CI93 RATTLING THE SABERS|
The panel discusses the new attempts by this administration to enter into a war with Iran and the stupidity of such a folly. Also was the announcement that on May 16, Cindy Sheehan will be visiting Critical Issues.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Cindy Sheehan; Iran; Iraq; Bush; Folly
|Playing the Blame Game - William F. O'Brien|
Joined by Lynwood Bartley is Dr. Ron Kramer and Dr. Don Cooney. Our guest is David C. Pawloski, Chair of the Kalamazoo County Democratic Party. They discuss the BP oil spill, The "Tea Party" and the candidates that will be running for all of the Michigan Offices this year. Great conversation
Keywords: Critical Issues - Alternative Views; Tea Party; Michigan; Candidates; BP; British Petrolium; oil spill
|The Attack on Higher Education|
Host Lyn Bartley, Don Cooney and Elke Schoffers discuss the present dangers now faced by academia and the freedom to teach, especially controversial subjects.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; education; college; universities; bush; right wing
|Avoiding The Real Issues - William F. O'Brien|
Today, the show was hosted by Lynwood Bartley, with Congressional Candidate, Dr. Don Cooney and John Curran, his campaign manager. Dr. Cooney spoke on the differences between the status quo and what needs to happen to return the power of the government to the people
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Kalamazoo; Michigan; 2010 elections; Washington D.C; healthcare; forclosures; banks; big business
|What a Decade Can Bring - William F. O'Brien|
This program is celebrating our 10th full year, looking to our 11th season on the air, giving our views from the people up instead of the top down. Joining the panel vis telephone is RICK STAHLHUT, M.D. from The University of Rochester, New York. Rick was with us when the show started and we like to keep in contact with him. Hosting Rick is LYNWOOD BARTLEY and panelists LEIGH A. FORD, Ph.D, DR. RON KRAMER and DR...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Kalamazoo; Decade; Ten Years; Glenn Beck; Sarah Palin; Environmental Health. Environmental Issues
|Our Viewmeister's Bid for Congress - William F. O'Brien|
Dr. Ron Kramer takes on the duties of host for this show. He interviews our other panelist Don Cooney who has thrown his hat into the ring in the run for Congress against incumbant Fred Upton (Rep. Michigan 6th District). Don has been on this show since its inception 6 years ago. We also talk about the recent trip to the UAE by President Bush, and its failure to lower the price of oil.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bush,Congress,Fred Upton,Don Cooney,Michigan,oil,gas prices
|Investigative News - William F. O'Brien|
Host Lyn Bartley along with Dr. Ron Kramer welcome Alex Nixon, the night editor for the Kalamazoo Gazette to Critical Issues. Alex investigated the big story here in Kalamazoo of the EPA dumping river sludge from a town downstream here in Kalamazoo, within a mile and 1/2 from our water source. Although this is Kalamazoocentric, this could happen in any city across the nation. Our city council was advised of it just weeks before the EPA had decided to do the deed.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,EPA,environment,PCBs,water source,groundwater,aquafirs
|The Millennium Campaign - William F. O'Brien|
PAULA MANLEY from the League of Women Voters joins Host Lynwood Bartley and panel consisting of Dr. Ron Kramer and Leigh A. Ford, Ph.D, to discuss the Millennium Campaign, Voices Against Poverty hosted by the United Nations. We also talk about the trouble Alberto Gonzales is in for firing the Federal Prosecutors among other topics.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Millennium Campaign,United Nations,League of Women Voters,Kalamazoo
|Disenfranchising the American Voter - William F. O'Brien, Lynwood Bartley|
We discuss how the american news has slid from non-commital to right wing at NBC,CBS,ABC and without question FOX. Lynwood Bartley hosts Leigh A. Ford,PhD, Dr. Ron Kramer and Don Cooney in the discussion. Don Cooney has announced that he will throw his hat in to the race for the House of Representatives. Finally we discuss how the right winged Republican Party is disenfranchising voters in several states and now Indiana by demanding photo ID at the polls...
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,voters,polls,disenfranchised,broadcast news,networks,right wing
|Keeping the Insurance Companies Honest - William F. O'Brien|
On this panel Elke Schoffers, ph.d leads the conversation, delving into the healthcare program, to be voted on in congress and the house. Dr. Don Cooney and Lynwood Bartley join in.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Obama,Healthcare,Insurance Companies,Senate,House,public option
|The World Can't Wait|
Joetta L. Carr, Ph.D comes on the show to tell about her organization 'THE WORLD CAN'T WAIT' and their demand for Bush to step down
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; March on Washington Feb 4.06; lies; katrina; rita
|Still Biting the Bullett - William F. O'Brien|
Lynwood Bartley, Dr. Ron Kramer and Leigh A. Ford,Ph.D and Elke Schoffers,Ph.D, are all on hand to Greet Michigan's Governor, Jennifer Granholm. The previous administration of Republicans cut taxes and everything else until there was no overage left. Faceing re-election, I wanted to get the facts out while presenting her as a person. A wife, a mother and a politician. Governor Granholm came to us as the first Woman Attorney General of Michigan, and now the first Woman Governor...
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,State of Michigan,Michigan,Governor,Granholm,Politics
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|Obama's Internal War - William F. O'Brien|
LYNWOOD BARTLEY is back to lead the conversation with DR. DON COONEY and DR RON KRAMER. Ever since he claimed the office of President (by popular demand), the Republicans and the Right Winged Republicans have attacked everything he has tried to do. It doesn’t matter whether the right and the Republicans agree with him, because he is black and a Democrat, he is wrong. This leaves a congress in an uproar...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Obama,Republicans,Right Wing,Healthcare,Blue Line Democrats,Conservatives,Liberals,Compromise
Cindy Sheehan drops by the studio to talk with our panel. She has a lot to say to America.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Cindy Sheehan; Bush; Lies; Iraq
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|Defining Facism 2|
The discussion continues (See Definging Facism 1) posted here. We are comparing Nazi Germany's third riech to what is going on in America Today.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Facism; Neocons; Right wing; Federalist; Bush
|The Corruptive Power of Wealth - William F. O'Brien|
We discuss the corruption that the rich enjoy. Lobbying is one of those corruptive powers, and the helplessness of those who are on the lower end of the social register to stop the odds stacked against them.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Money,graft,corruption,lobbyists,rich,poor,disadvantaged
|The Human Side of Iraq - William F. O'Brien|
From Western Michigan University, Dr. Don Cooney and Dr. Ron Kramer join host Lynwood Bartley in welcoming Kathy Murphy and Heider Al Saedy to the show. They talk about their organization "Iraqi Health Now". Mr. Saedy just returned from Basra, Iraq which is his home town, only to find the lack of medicine and fresh water. That is when he and Kathy Murphy started the organization......Then Ron talks about Baseball.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Iraq,Food,Water,Medicine,Basra,Iraqi Health Now,Kalamazoo,Community
|Defining Facism Pt. 1|
The group led by Rick Stahlhut discuss the similarities of the Bush administration to Germany of Hitler and how the right wing is taking over America of the 21st Century. This program is in two parts.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Facism; Bush; neocons; right wing; american coup
|Year in Review 2007 and A New Health Study - William F. O'Brien|
Elke Schoffers, Ph.D, is host again and with her are Dr. Ron Kramer, Leigh A. Ford, Ph.D and Don Cooney all from Western Michigan University. The past year was full of activity and all of it is discussed. Also with them is Rick Stahlhut, M.D. from the University of Rochester. He is a Research fellow and recently wrote a thesis on his findings. It was picked up by the news media and Leno made a joke on his show about the research...
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical issues Alternative Views, 2007,Bush,Cheney,Iraq,Jay Leno,Health,Health Studies
|Vote for Change - William F. O'Brien|
ELKE SCHOFFERS, Ph.D hosts once again. This panel consists of DR. RON KRAMER, LEIGH A. FORD, Ph.D and Congressional hopeful and our own DON COONEY. We discuss what has been wrong with this administration (could not cover everything. Actually just scratched the surface barely.) The changes that could happen if Obama is elected. Presidential powers and much more. Stimulating conversation.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bush,Cheney,McCain,Obama,Oil,War Crimes
|The Lock-Step Republicans - William F. O'Brien|
By now, everyone knows that the Republicans have no intention of reaching across the aisle to work in a non-partisan way. They are there only to obstruct and keep the money flowing to their rich buddies and not to help the average person. This is truly the opposite thinking of revered President (and the first Republican) Abraham Lincoln. He would be ashamed of his modern day party. That is the theme of this show...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Obstructionist,Republicans,Lincoln,Darwin,Limbaugh,reelection problems,greed,wall street
|Eisenhower's Warning - CI 88.2 - William F. O'Brien|
The panel discusses the truly BAD Budget and the cutbacks, mostly from social programs and some inventive auditing. We also discuss the warning that President Eisenhower gave in his farewell speech concerning the Industrial, Congressional and Military Machine. Exactly what is happening today.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Eisenhower; Warning; Industryial; congressional; military spending
|On The Issues with Amy Goodman - William F. O'Brien|
Lynwood Bartley and Dr. Don Cooney had an opportunity to interview Amy Goodman while she was visiting Western Michigan University. Their subject was primarily on the corporate media. What it does and does not do. Her program "DEMOCRACY NOW!' Is a favorite here in Kalamazoo. We were only expecting 15 minutes, however, she got into the conversation and stayed for 21. We were grateful for the time she did give us...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Amy Goodman; Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo; Michigan; Interview; Democracy Now
|Historic Legislation, Violent Reaction - William F. O'Brien|
We talk about the historic and much needed Healthcare reform. Hosting is LYNWOOD BARTLEY,Retired, with DR. RON KRAMER and DR. DON COONEY all from Western Michigan University. We also discuss the violence that the GOP has been condoning by their silence. Also, Dr. COONEY announced that he was going to seek A congressional seat this next election.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Healthcare; Reform; GOP; Violence; hate; Tea Party
|Religion and Politics Breed Extremeism - William F. O'Brien|
The last week of this old year brings tragedy to the middle east. The Bhutto assasination certainly has upset the plans of the white house. Hosted by ELKE SCHOFFERS, Ph.D and joined with DR. RON KRAMER, DR. DON COONEY and LEIGH A. FORD, Ph.D. all from Western Michigan University. Their discussion addresses the assassination and conclude with the danger of letting religion creep into the government...
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bhutto,Bush,religion,government,the Constitution
|Corporate Crime and Responsibilities - William f. O'Brien|
A discussion on the BP oil spill in the gulf. What laws have been broken from manslaughter to environmental. This is discussed at length.
Keywords: Critical issues alternative Views,oil,Gulf of Mexico,Louisiana,environmental,BP,British Petrolium,Responsibility
|The Year in Review: 2006 - William F. O'Brien|
CI109_THE YEAR IN REVIEW 2006. before we even get to the subject of the year in review, you cannot look back until you look forward to the President's escalation of the Iraq war. On hand to discuss this is Host Lyn Bartley, Dr. Ronald Kramer, Dr. Donald Cooney and Leigh A. Ford, PhD. from Western Michigan University.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bush,2006,Year in review,war,iraq,escalation
|The Mid-Term Election Outcome - William F. O'Brien|
Dr. Paul Clements joins the panel of Dr. Ron Kramer, Elke Schoffers, Ph.D and Host Lynwood Bartley, all faculty of Western Michigan University to discuss the outcome of the 2010 mid-term election. What it means and what some of the consequences can be. Dr. Clements is a Professor of Political Science and has kept a close eye on the results and offers his conclusions. Great Discussion.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Kalamazoo; Politics; Mid-Term Election; 2010; Republicans; Democrats; Tea Party; Obama; disallusionment
|Domestic Spying vs the A.C.L.U.|
Jim Rodbard, j.d. president of the Michigan A.C.L.U. Visits and talks about the presidents domestic spying and saying why it is illegal
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; domestic spying; Bush; Lies; Washington D.C
|The Truth About 911|
Critical Issues #43. Host Rick Stalhut and the panel host John and Beverly Titus, Parents of Alecia, Flight attendant and victim.
Keywords: 911; victim; Critical Issues - Alternative views; Critical Issues; panel; Talk show
|The Debates and The Insights - William F. O'Brien|
Palin. Biden. Who won? Who lost? In a debate is there ever really a winner and a looser? It is the quirks and the tics and the body language that really is what people are looking at. DR. RON KRAMER, hosts this program and discusses the Bail out bill that was passed and signed by the Chief Executive. With him are LEIGH A FORD, Ph.D, ELKE SCHOFFERS, Ph.D, Congressional hopeful and our panelist DON COONEY are joined by LYNWOOD BARTLEY,(retired) who is rejoining us after 4 months away, and all facu...
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bailout,Wall Street,Congress,Biden,Palin,McCain
|Apologizing to BP? That's Your GO(B)P - William F. O'Brien|
This show discusses the gutless apology to BP by Rep. Joe Barton. Being ordered by his own party to recant under pressure, he still proclaims his apology on Twitter. We then discuss the depth of the BP tragedy and the changing of the guard at the CEO level. To the point discussion.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; BP; oil spill; Joe Barton; GOBP; GOP; British Petrolium
|The Republican Scam with America - William F. O'Brien|
A discussion on the same old policy of the Republican response to poor ratings is to make a 'Conract with America'. This is moot and just is a promise to do the same things they have always done. Tax the poor and give to the rich and add a few right-wing policies. Their new 'pledge' is discussed at length with obscene costs and hidden or unknown entities, which in many respects, resembles what is commonly called a 'scam'...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Kalamazoo; Republicans; Scam; Pledge with America; Global Warming; Books
|The D.C. 30|
A look at Karl Roves claim that Cindy Shehann only had 30 followers. He cannot hide his 'spin' lies
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues - Alternative Views; March; Anti-war; Washington D.C; politics; spin
|The Mad Hatter at the Tea Party - William F. O'Brien|
This program is comprised of LYNWOOD BARTLEY,retired and DR. RON KRAMER, both from Western Michigan University. Today they talk about Sarah Palin (The Mad Hatter in our title), using her fame for political posturing and her fellow demigods, like Limbaugh and Glen Beck. They are championing the Military/Corporate/Congresional takeover of our government described by Dwight D. Eisenhower in his good by speech in the 50's...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Sarah Palin,Right Wing,demigods,politics,conservative,progressive,Democrats,Republicans
|Torture - A Criminal Endeavor - William F. O'Brien|
Dick Cheney is now surfacing to defend torture, a device used by the Bush Administration. Appearing all over the airwaves, it is as though he is trying to distance himself from any proscecution which may be pending. The more he talks, though, the more he convicts himself before a world court. It is an interesting conversation lead by Dr. Ron Kramer, Head of the Criminal Justice Program at Western Michigan university, joined by his collegues Leigh A...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Dick Cheney,Bush,Torture,World Court,War Crimes
|New Era Priorities - William F. O'Brien|
LYNWOOD BARTLEY, Hosts this show with panelists DR. RON KRAMER and DON COONEY, all from Western Michigan University. This discussion is about what could be expected from President-Elect Obama's administration, who could be selected for his cabinet and what harm Bush can still do before he leaves. Can he pardon his criminal buddies, or do they have to be charged first? Can he pardon himself? We will see what he will try to do...
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bush,Iraq,Gitmo,School of the Americas,Obama,Cabinet,appointments